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dredging cut out 100 acres. now there's a new effort to reverse that. >> this has been eroding 6 to 8 feet per year. >> joann shepherd and her newborn son born prematurely were on the 9th floor when the storm hit and the lights went out. with the help of a flashlight, a nurse carried jackson and his oxygen tank down the stairs. >> one vicious sandy and one loving sandy in the same night. >> breaking news tonight as police search for the man who robbed one woman and sexually assaulted another in hyattsville. it happened along beltstown road on east, west highway. debra is there live right now with the latest on the investigation. debra. >> and they say he attacked not one, but two women in two separate groups right here in the woods. it happened earlier today and they say with helicopters in the air, this man hunt is on.
if he can attack one person, he can attack two people, who knows what he could do next. >> crime tape search dogs, cops with guns. this is the response when you have a brazen sex attacker on the loose. police say it was after 2:00 this afternoon when two women in their 20s were walking along the ground of the plaza towers apartment complex here in hyattsville. they pass a van, they head into the woods. there's walking trails there. he follows, he starts to sexually assault one, hear something stopped, and takes off. then he comes across a second group, this time they are teens and does the unthinkable. >> a few minutes later, a few hundred yards away, he then came across another group of people, three, it was two males and one female. he then robbed that group and sexually assaulted one of the females in that group. >> because of that, this crime scene stretches blocks and the in middle. north western high school, it
was on lockdown today. >> we, as always, are encouraging people to come forward, if you see anything, let us know. it may not seem like something huge to you. it could be very important in this case. >> police now looking for a hispanic male between 20 and 30 years of age. armed with a handgun and the only other thing, he is wearing colorful pants. we are in the middle of this man hunt. and you heard julie parker say it there. that number, crime solvers. 1-866-411-tips. we are live here in hyattsville. wusa9. >> thank you, deb. the man accused of killing washington redskins star, sean taylor, took the witness stand. eric rivera didn't shoot taylor, denied he had stepped inside taylor's home. prosecutors say riff rivera
broke into the home. and thinking the place was empty. >> internal flame at the grave site of john f. kennedy has been restored at arlington national cemetery. the cemetery transferred the flame from a temporary burner nearby to an upgraded burner that is part of the memorial to president kennedy. crews have installed new gas and airlines, a new burner assembly and drainage line below the flames. >> one candidate is pulling ahead. giving terri mcauliffe a 12 point lead over republican ken cuccinelli. the libertarian has 8% of the vote. the campaign trail also heating up in this last week, today, cuccinelli attending a rally with bobby gindal and released a radio ad. >> he tries to become the state's next governor. we told you last week about the photo of doug at a party where
teenager were drinking. in a conversation with another parent, about whether or not to call police to shut town that party, gansler said he had no moral responsibility for other people's children and has to do with whether you have a girl or a boy. >> wow. >> at some point, you have to question this. >> you have to question his judgment. and also wonder, what's the difference between girls and boys and under age drinking? if anything, boys might be more likely to make bad decisions. >> we talked about this earlier, sometimes boys do have some questionable judgment. all right, tonight's affordable cor act checkup takes to capitol hill where the administrator was on the hot seat today. lawmakers were asking about the number of people finding that their existing healthcare policies are being canceled. that's a work of private insurers and not the government and people who get cancellation notices should be able to find better options online. >> the affordable care act has
been a source of frustration for a lot of folks and that landed it in the second round of our frustration madness bracket at facing off against protesters. log on to cast your vote and leave your comment. and still to come tonight, one year after superstorm sandy. virginia is part of the push to protect the coastline. i'm erica groh out here on the weather terrace. we had a beautiful tuesday, clouds are on the way. some showers possible for the wednesday morning commute. everything you need to know coming up in the first alert seven-day forecast. and d.c. cab drivers coming together for a historic vote.
gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli opposed closing the gun show loophole - against comprehensive background checks at gun shows for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. siding with the nra and undermining law enforcement. no wonder the washington post calls cuccinelli polarizing, provocative and partisan. cuccinelli. too extreme for virginia independence usa pac sponsored this ad.
back now with something we haven't seen in a long time. gas prices under $3 a gallon. this station is in moline, illinois. the gas is $3.28. but $2.94. >> a big vote in northeast d.c. investigative reporter is live at the hall where cab byes are getting organized. it's a face down with the city. russ. >> if you had a problem getting a cab, sometime between 4 and 6, a few minutes ago,
this is why you have to take a look at this. bumper to bumper, overflowing in the parking lot. they were actually moved out on to streets where they were double parked on d.c. streets, brought here by mounting frustration and costs associated with the district's required modernization of d.c. cabs, like new dome lights, credit card readers and paint jobs. and over flow crowd inside of about a thousand shouted and cheered at this new formation of this association. complaining that the d.c. taxi commission has essentially been stone deaf to the reality and costs sworn by drivers. >> together we will fight for justice. together we will fight to make sure your rights. together, we will win. >> drivers today voted to create this association. they then immediately had a
vote to be represented by the teamsters. this isn't a unionizing of the taxi association. it's an association that will be represented to almost lawyered by in their negotiation to the d.c. tax commission by this very strong teamsters union. in northeast, wusa9. >> all right, russ, thank you. if you think someone is wasting your money, you could make a comment about them, just flushing it down a toilet. someone tried to do just that on a flight out of dubai. london's daily mail reports a cleaning crew found more than a million dollars in gold bars inside a commercial airliner. investigators think someone was trying to smuggle them and then stash them when they sensed that police might be on board. >> they didn't go down. >> still ahead, moms loading up the strollers to bring their message about their children's health to capitol hill.
vo: the tea party. government shutdown. dangerous politics. first they gave us ken cuccinelli... and now mark obenshain for attorney general. obenshain voted to ban the birth control pill, and outlaw abortion, even for victims of rape and incest. and on gun safety, obenshain opposes comprehensive background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the violently mentally ill. mark obenshain: a dangerously wrong turn for virginia. i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general and i sponsored this ad.
hard to believe it, but it was one year ago tonight that superstorm sandy slammed ashore and in dozens of coastal communities, this is the day for folks to remember. even while they are rebuilding. damage to a destroyed 2,000 homes there. today volunteers are marking
the anniversary about planting sea grass on top of new dunes that are built to protect future storms. >> hurricane sandy ripped up miles of coastline. today the federal government announced a major investment to restore national shorelines in key wildlife habitats. >> one of them is a few miles from the nation's capital. >> launching a vote on bell haven marina in alexandria, wildlife is everywhere on this autumn day. you can see bald eagle nests. >> it's special in an urban so bar ban area. it's all strip malls and highways and suburbs to have this jewel so close and accessible. it's a wonderful thing. >> used to be 200 acres, now it's route 60. >> the park service knows from old photographs and aerial photography that the marsh extended as far as that dune prior to the 1940s, then the
drudging started. >> metal and steel remnants remain of the operations that dredged for sand. they were halted in 1972, but erosion continued the assault. this marsh shoreline has been eroding at 6 to 8 feet per year. it could not hold back the surging tides from hurrican isabel in 2003. >> during that storm, it crossed over the hall road, and all the way into the housing community on the other side of the road. and on this first anniversary of hurricane sandy, which devastated the coast of new york and new jersey, interior secretary, sally jewel, announced a $162 million effort to restore wetlands. $25million will go to dike marsh. >> within the next five years, where we are right now, will look like the marsh that is back there. we are going to use dredging projects, and wetland vegetation will reestablish itself. >> it is our wilderness here
in northern virginia. >> exactly. >> on the potomac, peggy fox, wusa9. >> the restoration project will also involve community volunteers to help with the planning. the preserve served as an outdoor classroom for local school children. we have more of the wet stuff coming our way. >> and it could start as early as midnight tonight with showers on the way. not a lot of rain until we get to friday and before that rain really arrives, start off with a look on the airport. we have just a few clouds out there. and a temperature at 62. that will continue to build tonight, but they will become a little bit more southerly and pick up just a little bit as we head into the overnight hours. so we do have those showers on the night moving into the morning commute on your wednesday. and then in the afternoon, we're going to see mostly
cloudy skies, dry conditions by the afternoon and it will be quite mild as well. a shower is possible on halloween, but most of halloween looks dry as well. right now, it's 64 in manassas, but down to 55. 54 as a matter of fact in gaithersburg and 62 degrees right now in d.c. so you can see that cloud cover on the way here on satellite and radar. the showers that are approaching. you can see most of the heavy rain has already been rained out of the system. so as it arrives, just some light scattered showers. good news for us. as we are looking at 9 future cast, you can see that cloud cover building in by midnight. for the morning commute, the clusters of showers moving through. just a few flicks of the windshield wipers, no heavy rain. you may not need that rain gear. the rain starts to move off to the east and we will see some clearing, a few peeks of shine possible on wednesday afternoon. but a few sprinkles are still possible as we head into the day on thursday.
so, some nice weather in the forecast as far as temperatures go, but if you want completely dry weather, that's not going to be in the offering. becoming mostly cloudy with showers after midnight. 44 to 50 with southeast winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. tomorrow morning, we could have a few showers out there. cloudy skies, temperatures in the 50s and then in the afternoon, we're going to notice winds become more southerly in advance of our approaching cold front. mostly cloudy on wednesday afternoon, mild and dry with highs between 62 and 68 degrees. over the next three days, green weather alerts for wednesday and thursday and then a yellow alert on friday. i'll explain why. we have a slight chance for a shower on halloween thursday itself. nice and mild with a high of 72. you will notice a strong breeze on thursday as a cold front makes its way toward us. that cold front could bring us showers and thunderstorms especially early in the day on thursday. and then you'll really notice that temperatures starting to dip as we head into the weekend. in the first alert seven-day
forecast, with a high of 65 and that is the night when we set that clock back and get an extra hour of sleep. so sunday is when daylight saving time will end. a high of only 60 degrees, same deal on monday. and the 60s will stay with us again on tuesday. so, looks like a little bit of wet weather on friday, most of the workweek will remain dry. >> this is an okay forecast. >> it's not bad. >> dry for halloween and we offer you to turn the clocks back this weekend. >> the longest weekend of the year. >> some decent bike riding weather to top it off. >> exactly. >> fall is in the air, so is fungus. >> no. >> in our health alert, how a new technology can help spot and kill the fungus among us that can develop
a health alert tonight about limiting your kids screen time. a new study recommends that you limit your kids tweeting and texting to just two hours a day and keep smart phones and laptops out of bedrooms. the study found there are links to obesity and a lack of sleep when parents do not set media rules. >> we need to set those up for ourselves. a concerned mom performed a stroller brigade in capitol hill. they are calling on congress to reform the nation's law on
chemicals in every day products. the actress led the way, calling for a tougher regulations on things like cleaning supplies, classics, and furniture. the nation's chemical policy has not changed since 1976. >> from the mold on a shower curtain to the dirt in your yard, you are exposed to fungus, but one fungus is causing an increase in lung infections and is hard to find and harder to treat. but as andrea roane shows us, scientists are using a glowing cell to spot the growing threat. >> having survive add fungal infection, she is careful about raking leaves. anything that stirs up soil can cause you to breathe in the spores of a fungus known as hystoplasma. >> so, at that point, hi to do
something because i was legally blind in this eye. you couldn't see anything. >> ann underwent surgery to clear the damage, but stopping this fungus is a major concern. most people are getting infections and aren't many good options for treating it. >> number of drugs out there right now is relatively limited. and they often have side effects that are fairly toxic to the host. and so they are not the most ideal situation. >> so chad and his team developed a new approach. because fungal cells hide in human cells, finding them is difficult. he found a way to mark the fungus. it grows bright red. >> as the pathogen increases in numbers, it gets brighter and brighter and brighter. >> that glow helped him find the darker spot he was looking for. dark spots meant the infection wasn't growing and human cells remained relatively safe. that could lead to the development of new drugs, so
some day patients like ann could get treated long before serious damage is done. andrea roane, wusa9. >> scary stuff. nearly 100 ,000 infections happen every year and the numbers are going up. treating the most serious can take weeks and cost up to $50,000 per patient. one of the latest national trends in healthcare now is in montgomery county. the cancer center. the newest addition hospital in rockville. there, patients are guided through the whole process from diagnosis to outpatient treatments and on to their support groups. the facilities, maryland's first full service cancer cent. typically, a cancer diagnosis means trips to multiple doctors, many locations, the new center puts it all under one roof. >> it makes things more consistent with the patients from the time they are diagnosed until they get their treatment. after the treatment is done, their followup. it can be done effectively in
one facility. >> the cancer research will also be part of this new center. the grand opening happens november 7. >> all right, that's all for 9news at 6:00. you can stay with wusa9 for the cbs evening news which is next. >> and back with your only local news at 7:00 and we'll have the latest on the big breaking story today. that's the search for a robber and sexual predator in prince georges. >> as always, is on. of course, erica will join us at 7:00 with an update to our forecast. stay with us.
and i sponsored this ad. candidate for attorney general, if you think ken cuccinelli would take virginia in the wrong direction, wait til you meet his attorney general candidate senator obenshain.
like cuccinelli, obenshain believes politicians should dictate our most personal decisions they cosponsored a bill together to ban the birth control pill; and outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. cuccinelli and obenshain: together - a dangerously wrong turn for virginia gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli opposed closing the gun show loophole - against comprehensive background checks at gun shows for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. siding with the nra and undermining law enforcement. no wonder the washington post calls cuccinelli polarizing, provocative and partisan. cuccinelli. too extreme for virginia independence usa pac sponsored this ad. >> pelley: tonight, a poor turnout for obamacare. the head of the federal health care web site admits the sign-up
is small, and finally says this to the american people. >> i want to apologize to you that the web site has not worked as well as it should. >> pelley: nancy cordes and sharyl attkisson are on the web site fiasco. america's spy master reveals the u.s. has routinely eaves dropped on allied leaders. bobaur on the fury over n.s.a. surveillance. the stock market makes history. anthony mason on what's driving today's numbers. and whatever happened to the people of the inferno? elaine quijano one year after hurricane sandy torched a neighborhood. >> it's a disgrace that we waited this long. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the head of the agency that oversees the government's health insurance web site appeared before congress today. marilyn tavenner,he